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Adding Whois Privacy

Last Updated: Sep 09, 2015

Whenever a domain name is registered, ICANN requires the registrar to publish valid contact details associated with the domain name. These contact details are publicly available in a whois index. Not everyone is comfortable having their contact information public. In those cases, you will want to add whois privacy protection to your domain name. In order to add whois privacy protection, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Log into your Name.com account.
  2. Click Domains on the top of the page, then click my domains.
  3. Here you will find a list of all the domains in your account. Locate the domain name you would like to add privacy to and click the Quick Links button in the Management column. In the drop-down menu that appears, click Add Whois Privacy.
  4. The product is now in your cart and you can proceed to checkout by clicking the green Checkout Button or by clicking on the Cart.

Note: Not all TLDs allow you to use whois privacy, you can see the full list here.

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